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Edimax BR-6428nS review

This 300Mbps wireless N broadband router is cheap but limited

Our Verdict

For

  • Cheap
  • Small
  • WPS compatibility

Against

  • Slow compared to other wireless N routers
  • Lack of features
  • Complicated set-up

If you're looking to upgrade your home wireless network then the Edimax BR-6428nS 300Mbps wireless broadband router offers a decent upgrade for a very good price.

Going from wireless G to wireless N offers a lot of advantages, including faster wireless speeds and a stronger signal that covers a greater range.

The Edimax BR-6428nS 300Mbps wireless broadband router gives you all of that for around £20 – a lot cheaper than wireless routers such as the Asus RT-N56U Dual Band Wireless-N Router.

The low cost comes at the expense of features, however. This is a very basic router that lacks features such as USB ports and gigabit Ethernet that can be found on a lot of other routers.

While its speeds are certainly better than wireless G routers, it struggles to compete with its competitors. Its set-up procedure is also more complicated than the ones found on Belkin and Netgear routers.

Verdict

It's a small and cheap no-frills router that does the job – but if you're after a more accomplished router with much better performance, it pays to spend a bit more money.

Tech Specs

Product TypeWireless Router
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
ISM BandYes
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports4
Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports1
Total Number of Antennas2
Wireless Transmission Speed300 Mbps
Brand NameEdimax
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
ISM Maximum Frequency2.40 GHz
Height26 mm
Width134 mm
Depth88 mm
ManufacturerEdimax Technology
Product ModelBR-6428NS
Product NameBR-6428NS Wireless Broadband Router
Manufacturer Part NumberBR-6428NS
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.edimax.com
Marketing Information

The EDIMAX BR-6428nS is designed with the latest green technology. By detecting the amount of wireless transference and supplying only the amount of power needed, this router is able to ensure the highest wireless performance while saving up to 66% of the usual power consumption. Even when it is in full loading, the BR-6428nS uses 50% less power compared to other non-green 300Mbps routers.

Package Contents
  • BR-6428NS Wireless Broadband Router
  • 1 x Quick installation guide
  • 1 x CDROM with multi-language setup wizard, multi-language quick installation guide and User manual
  • 1 x 5V 1A Power adapter
  • 1 x Ethernet cable